Constitutional and somatic deletions of two different regions of maternal chromosome 11 in Wilms tumor

C. Jeanpierre, C. Antignac, C. Beroud, C. Lavedan, I. Henry, G. Saunders, B. Williams, Thomas M Glaser, C. Junien

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Abstract

Loss of heterozygosity for 11p markers and preferential loss of maternal alleles have been described in Wilms tumor. In this report we describe the molecular characterization of the constitutional and somatic 11p rearrangements in a del(11p13) WAGR patient with Wilms tumor. Both rearrangements led to loss of maternal alleles for two different regions of 11p, namely, 11p13 and 11p14 → p15. This result clearly suggests that Knudson's hypothesis of two hits at the same locus does not necessarily apply to Wilms tumor. Moreover, the loss of 11p15 maternal alleles in the tumor is not incompatible with maternal inheritance of predisposition at 11p13. The putative roles of these two loci are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-438
Number of pages5
JournalGenomics
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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    Jeanpierre, C., Antignac, C., Beroud, C., Lavedan, C., Henry, I., Saunders, G., Williams, B., Glaser, T. M., & Junien, C. (1990). Constitutional and somatic deletions of two different regions of maternal chromosome 11 in Wilms tumor. Genomics, 7(3), 434-438. https://doi.org/10.1016/0888-7543(90)90179-X